Welcome to LOOMS.
We would like to share three things close to our hearts:
+ Caring for people
+ Loving the environment
+ Taking artful, helpful actions
When the circuit breaker period was announced, our priority was the safety and well-being of our team. Instead of meeting at the studio once a week, we kept in touch via text messages and weekly Google Hangout sessions. While some needed more time to adjust to new challenges, others adapted quickly and were ready to continue Working From Home.
First Hangout production meeting
When we realised the need for reusable masks, we focused on making them with remnant textiles from past projects and excess fashion stock donated by Spring Maternity which would have otherwise ended up in landfills. We ensured the production team observes personal hygiene practices and maintain clean and tidy work areas. Production meetings were held virtually and materials delivered sans contact.
Now that we are moving into phase 3 of the easing of Circuit Breaker, we have developed the Miyabi【雅】Masks to address masks-wearing woes. We are also excited to be collaborating with Spic & Span, an amazing local company, to add value to our offerings with their patent-pending sanitising technology.
And because we believe Art is always essential, look out for new Painted Threads products coming your way.
If you have any ideas on what else we can do to help or questions to ask, we’d love to hear from you. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or reach out on our social media platforms.
In the meantime, let’s keep on spotting the silver linings that accompany all dark clouds.
The LOOMS Team
What does LOOMS stand for?
At LOOMS we draw inspiration from traditional textile weaving where simple fibres and yarn are transformed into swathes of fabric on the loom. We believe big changes start with small actions and work to weave artistry with community for a world that is equal, fair and positive. Everyone deserves access to opportunities don’t we?
Who are the LOOMS Team members?
They are stay-at-home mothers who are passionate about crafting, sewing, art-making and personal growth.
What materials does LOOMS work with?
When we started we used primarily felt fabric for its structure and the way it holds paint. We are currently upcycling textile off-cuts and post-consumer bubblewrap collected from the community into our Painted Threads and Bubblewrap textiles. Felt remains the canvas for our Painted Threads textile but we are constantly looking out for sustainable materials to work with.
Where can I buy LOOMS products?
All products listed on our website are available for purchase and pre-orders. For any questions, drop us an email at email@example.com.
Are the Miyabi and UR Masks safe to wear?
Our masks do not replace medical grade surgical masks. Nevertheless they are made from 2 layers of dense woven fabric with a pocket to insert filters for extra protection. Breathable and reusable, the mask is an effective alternative with proper use coupled with safe distancing and other hygiene practices like frequent handwashing. It also helps keep supply of surgical masks steady for frontline personnel and reduce the generation of waste. We urge everyone to avoid going out to potentially crowded places and to put on a surgical mask if you feel you need enhanced protection.The safest place is home for now.
The Miyabi Masks also have been treated with anti-microbial coating by our collaborator Speco (Spic & Span)
Some mask-wearing best practices are:
+ washing your hands thoroughly before putting on your mask.
+ making sure your mask fits snugly on your face.
+ avoiding touching your mask once it is worn.
Who are your delivery partners and how long do you take to ship?
Complimentary local deliveries are fulfilled by Ninjavan and take 3-5 working days. We use Singpost registered mail for overseas deliveries. Depending on your location, it will take 7 to 14 working days. Expect some delays due to Circuit Breaker measures.